Earth Surface Processes, Landforms and Sediment Deposits

Earth Surface Processes, Landforms and Sediment Deposits

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John Bridge, Robert Demicco
Cambridge University Press, 2008-05-01
EAN 9780521857802, ISBN10: 0521857805

Paperback, 832 pages, 24.8 x 24.6 x 19 cm

Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits are intimately related - involving erosion of rocks, generation of sediment, and transport and deposition of sediment through various Earth surface environments. These processes, and the landforms and deposits that they generate, have a fundamental bearing on engineering, environmental and public safety issues; on recovery of economic resources; and on our understanding of Earth history. This unique textbook brings together the traditional disciplines of sedimentology and geomorphology to explain Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits in a comprehensive and integrated way. It is the ideal resource for a two-semester course in sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, and Earth surface processes from the intermediate undergraduate to beginning graduate level. The book is also accompanied by a website hosting illustrations and material on field and laboratory methods for measuring, describing and analyzing Earth surface processes, landforms and sediments.

'... very accessible and well organised ... a suitable candidate for undergraduate courses in Earth Science and associated disciplines, and the detail found in some sections will benefit graduate-level students and professionals.' Progress in Physical Geography